“The Wild River” by J.E.H. MacDonald

  • The Wild River by JEH MacDonald

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne Community Mural 2009
Located on site at the Thoms & Currie Law Office
Sponsored by: Thoms & Currie Law Office and The BIA

The Wild River, as its name describes, is exactly that. In this painting, MacDonald captures the explosive fury of a powerful northern waterfall. The scenery is bursting with colour as the river runs away from the viewer above the falls, while the muted colour of the background scenery gives the painting a real sense of distance, emphasizing the long view out over the valley from where it was painted. 

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  • Address 6 Main St E, Huntsville ON
  • Category J.E.H. MacDonald
  • Location Huntsville

Artist Name : J.E.H. MacDonald

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J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) was born in Durham, England and in 1887 emigrated to Canada, his father's homeland. They settled in Hamilton where he studied art. MacDonald eventually became the art director at a Toronto graphic design house, where in years to come most of the future Group of Seven members were working beneath him. It is MacDonald whom had the vision of a Canadian School of Art, and through his ideals and friends The Group of Seven would form. He was a close friend of Tom Thomson, and it was MacDonald that encouraged him to paint. MacDonald also travelled extensively throughout the country painting locations from Quebec to the Rocky Mountains.

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